Is there a negative stigma in the business world with beards?

Is there a "glass-ceiling" for men with beards?

The results are in...





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Written by profit613
3771 days ago

Duncan and Rivkah,

I would add that academia is definitely considered a workplace. My professors and lecturers with beards outnumber those who don't have beards. Somehow the beards make them look even smarter than they are!

Rochelle Rochelle



Written by businessavante
3774 days ago

Tell that to the Smith Brothers!!



Written by saraib820
3771 days ago

Think of what George Michael did for the beard in the 90s, made it hip. Goerge Clooney, Brad Pitt and many athletes, football players in particular, now have them. In many cultures a beard is a sign of reverence, wisdom and respect. The video also points to Sir Richard Branson. It doesn't seem to be hurting him!



Written by businessavante
3771 days ago

I'd like to add that the laziness argument is idiotic considering the amount of time & meticulous care it takes to trim a beard, and of course, you have to shave Around it at least once a day. Sure it's good not to have to shave your whole face every day, but for many that'd be partly from being cut so many times that your jaw looks like went 15 rounds with pre-sanction Muhammad Ali.



Written by yoni67
3774 days ago

I just Googled them...nice growth!

Tell it to ZZ-Top too!

Be well Duncan!

I must check out now...a good Bronson movie is just about ready to start :)

Yoni



Written by hamed1
3775 days ago

If it is for religious purpose not much you can do. Hindu, Arab, and Jewish.

Peace/Shalom/Salaam

Hamed Ji'Bril



Written by yoni67
3774 days ago

Good point Hamed.

In the home countries of these populations though, the beard is looked on as a more normal extension of the body.

It is in places where people immigrate and are part of minorities, I believe, where it looks more foreign and is less accepted.

I think the premise of the video is sound though...Western boardrooms, in general, are not filled with bearded CEOs.

Also, as you might know, in Judaism, there is a period of 33 days, between the day after Passover and Lag B'Omer, when observant Jews are forbidden to shave. The only exceptions, interestingly, are employment-related such as job-interviews, speeches, conferences and meetings with others who might not understand the beard "shtick" and therefore be put off by it.

Thanks for popping in!

Yoni



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